A. Duie Pyle was the recipient of the American Chemistry Council’s 2011 Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes the performance and excellent safety record of Partner companies globally, and is presented to the top three partner companies who have completed all Responsible Care program obligations, including third-party certification, and who have had zero fatalities in the past calendar year. The Award was presented during the Annual Responsible Care Conference & Logistics Expo.
The Responsible Care Program is a global initiative to assure the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. While participation is mandatory for members of the American Chemistry Council, companies that are part of the supply chain can apply for acceptance and be sponsored into the program as a Responsible Care Partner. In January 2008, A. Duie Pyle was sponsored by BASF and Rohm and Haas, two of the world’s leading chemical manufacturers, and was accepted into the program. The company achieved Responsible Care Management System certification in December 2010.
“Surpassing the three-year mark in the Responsible Care program has become a select move among transportation providers,” says Steve O’Kane, president of A. Duie Pyle, based in West Chester, Pa. “It further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the highest safety standards in this demanding market.”
For more than a decade, the ACC’s Responsible Care Awards Program has recognized companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to improved performance in the chemical sector.
“Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s commitment to sustainability,” says Greg Babe, chair of ACC’s Board Committee on Responsible Care and president and CEO of Bayer Corp. “The Responsible Care Awards Program recognizes those companies that are among the industry’s very best performers, those companies that are leading the way to face EHS&S challenges today, to ensure that the industry is safer and more secure.”